Start The Countdown

It’s been a while since anything has been going on here. I meant to get a post about Anthology 2011, but got busy and haven’t had a chance. But I did want to let you know that I’m getting ready to start things back up come the new year. So here are some of the things that will be coming your way:

  1. Stephen King: 2012 with be the 35th anniversary of the publication of The Shining. While that may not matter to most people, it was the first King book I read. So, as a special series, I plan to highlight some of King’s books and look at his effect on the genre of horror through his career.
  2. Forgotten Masters: Now that I have an e-reader, I have better access to a lot of authors that shaped the horror genre. Many of their books and stories have been out of print for a decades, but many of them are now in the public domain allowing publishers and sellers are making ebooks of them. It is a great time to get into the horror genre because of this.
  3. Women in Horror Month – Year 2:¬†February is coming up and that means it is time again for Women in Horror Month. This year, I’m going to let you in on a part of what is planned. I have a number of books to choose from. Until January 20th, comment on this post if there are any that you want spotlighted from that list. The top 4 that have the most recommendations will be used. Here is the list:
    • The Book of the Damned by Tanith Lee
    • The Gentling Box by Lisa Mannetti
    • Mama’s Boy and Other Dark Tales by Fran Friel
    • Threshold by Caitlin R. Kiernan
    • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    • A Twisted Ladder by Rhodi Hawk
    • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
    • Spellbent by Lucy Snyder
    • Morbid Curiosity by Deborah LeBlanc
    • Suicide Girls in the Afterlife by Gina Ranalli
    • The Keeper by Sarah Langan
    • Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
    • Unwelcome Bodies by Jennifer Pelland
    • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

    Pass along the word. Check Amazon if you haven’t heard of any of these books or women. Vote for the books you want to know more about.

  4. Survey Down: I’ve thought hard about this and now is not the right time to do an actual survey. I’m not giving it up completely, but there is simply not the traffic to keep it up at the present time. I hope this changes, and I will be working on the side on a revised survey. For now, the site will be more about the verb survey than the noun

And all that is just a taste for what is to come next year. Have a happy holiday season and I’ll see you all in about a month.

Sketchy Bits with Sally Bosco

Sally Bosco closes out our Many Genres, One Craft¬†interview series. A writer of dark fiction, she finds her place in an area not well explored in the horror genre: Young Adult fiction. And what do many teenagers enjoy these day? Manga. So join us as Sally tells us about horror’s role and perception in both the YA and Manga audiences as well as few other tid bits on women writer of horror and horror’s relation to paranormal romance.

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Juicy Quickfire with Scott Nicholson

If you’ve caught on to the e-book movement and haven’t come across Scott Nicholson, you are doing something wrong. While having written many great horror novels like They Hunger or The Red Church, he is has many other stories and novels that cover the whole spectrum of literature. With his latest thriller, Liquid Fear, coming out this Friday, we asked Scott to give us his viewpoints on Horror, the supernatural, and their confluence with other audiences and genres. Continue reading “Juicy Quickfire with Scott Nicholson”